Pre-order sales for EA Inc.’s Battlefield 3 for Microsoft Corp.’s Xbox 360 held the top rank followed by the stand-alone SKU for Sony Corp.’s Playstation 3 at U.S. retail this week prior to launch of the title.
This week, the Battlefield 3 Xbox 360 ranked as the No. 1 best-selling pre-order game title at Amazon.com Inc. and GameStop Corp.’s online division.
The Battlefield 3 PS3 SKU ranked No. 2 at both retailers in the same period.
Battlefield 3 includes the Frostbite 2 engine, online vehicle warfare with land, sea, and air vehicles, and combat across the U.S., Europe, and Middle East.
It will be released Oct. 25.
EA in Oct. released an update to the Battlefield 3 Multiplayer Beta, which included a fixed occasional client crash, fixed killcam showing glitched area under map, fixed spawning on dead squad mates, and framerate stability fixes.
Finally, the Playstation 3 320GB Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception Bundle will sell in Nov. at $299.99
The Xbox 360 250GB Holiday Bundle Value with Kinect includes the Xbox 360 250GB hardware SKU, Kinect sensor, Kinect Adventure, Carnival Games Digital Download, and 3-Month Xbox Live Gold Card at $399.99.
The Xbox 360 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Bundle, to be sold Nov. 8, will include an Xbox 360 320GB SKU with custom Modern Warfare 3 graphics and sounds, two custom wireless controllers, special Avatar items, Black Wired Headset, and a copy of Modern Warfare 3 at $399.99.